- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - One of five men accused in an armed robbery of a Fargo restaurant that left one employee injured from a gunshot wound has pleaded guilty.

Kadeem Muhammad, also known as New York, is charged with interference of commerce and use of a firearm during a violent crime.

Investigators say Carl Smith and Muhammad entered a Taco John’s restaurant and when employees did not hand over money, Smith shot one of them in the leg. Smith pleaded guilty in April.

The September 2015 incident was one of a rash of armed robberies that month that convinced federal prosecutors to take on some of the cases.

The Hobbs Act allows for federal prosecution if the crime involves interstate commerce. Taco John’s gets food from Minnesota and uses payroll services from South Dakota.



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